Blood and Blood Products: Safety and Risk

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Henrik Bendixen, Frederick Manning, Linette Sparacino
National Academies Press, Dec 12, 1996 - Medical - 186 pages
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This volume explores the safety and availability of the nation's supply of blood and blood components. It discusses the risks of disease transmission, methods of guarding the blood supply, new ideas on safety and monitoring, risk tolerance, risk communication, and no-fault insurance.

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Contents

How Safe Are They Today?
3
Rationale
27
Surveillance of Donors Eve M Lackritz
39
Surveillance of Recipients James R Allen
45
Surveillance of HighRisk Recipients Bruce Evatt
53
Surveillance for Unknown Pathogens Scott Wetterhall
59
Information Technology and Blood Safety J Michael Fitzmaurice
69
Strategies for Dealing with Potentially Infected Recipients
77
Tradeoff of the Risk of Hepatitis and the Benefit of Clotting Factor
93
Examples of Risks That We Tolerate Harvey G Klein
101
A Mental Model Approach to Risk Communication
111
The Right to Know and the Right to Give
127
Administrative and NoFault Systems for Compensating Medically
157
The Colorado and Utah Models of Compensating Patient Injury
165
Henrik H Bendixen 111
177
B Workshop Participants
183

Beneficial Aspects of Surgical Transfusion Richard K Spence
83
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About the author (1996)

Committee on Changing Health Care Systems and Rheumatic Disease, Institute of Medicine.

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